The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters [PODCAST]

This month’s group talk podcast features an insightful discussion regarding the book “The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters” by Priya Parker. Host Carolyn Taketa joins joins special guests Nick Lenzi (Dinner Group Director) & Andrew Camp (Former chef) to discuss the art of gathering.


Andrew Camp is currently the Spiritual Growth Pastor at Mountain Life Church in Park City, UT, where he has served since 2016. Previously, he worked as a professional chef. Andrew has a masters degree in spiritual formation and soul care from Talbot Seminary. He is also a blogger for the Small Group Network.

Nick Lenzi: Nick is the Dinner Group Director at Hoboken Grace Community Church in Hoboken, NJ. He is a former Wall Street financial analyst. Nick currently serves as the Small Group Network Finance Director and his team prayerfully seeks to increase our financial resources so we can equip more small group point leaders in building biblical communities all over the world. He is also the Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader for the Small Group Network.

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  • James Browning

    James Browning is the Pastor of Small Group Network Development and a staff member at Saddleback Church. He has over a decade of experience in marketing and digital evangelism.

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